Pediatrics Scoliosis Surgery

Dr. Jay Reidler, renowned for delivering exceptional spine surgery in NJ / NY, leads our team, ensuring that patients experience a seamless return to an active and pain-free lifestyle. 

At SPINE NECK & BACK, led by Dr. Jay Reidler, we specialize in pediatric scoliosis surgery, offering advanced treatment options in Englewood, Bloomfield, Kearny, and Union City, NJ. Our team is dedicated to providing young patients with the best possible care, employing state-of-the-art techniques to treat this complex spinal condition.

Recognizing the Signs: Key Indicators of Pediatric Scoliosis

Pediatric scoliosis, a spinal curvature disorder, can manifest through various symptoms, including:

  • Visible curvature of the spine
  • Uneven shoulders or waist
  • One shoulder blade appears more prominent than the other
  • Unbalanced hip alignment
  • Back pain or discomfort

Why Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery is Needed

Scoliosis in children can progress rapidly, making early intervention crucial. In cases where non-surgical methods are insufficient, surgery becomes necessary to correct spinal deformity, prevent further progression, and alleviate associated symptoms. Left untreated, severe scoliosis can lead to physical deformity and impact heart and lung function.

Our approach to pediatric scoliosis surgery focuses on correcting spinal curvature and preserving spinal growth and flexibility, which is essential in children. Dr. Reidler and his team prioritize minimally invasive techniques wherever possible, reducing recovery time and ensuring a smoother postoperative experience for young patients.

Treatment Process

The treatment process for pediatric scoliosis at our practice includes:

  • Initial Evaluation: A thorough assessment including physical examination and imaging tests to determine the severity of scoliosis.
  • Customized Treatment Plan: Development of a surgical plan tailored to the child’s specific needs, considering their age, curvature severity, and overall health.
  • Surgical Procedure: Employing advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques to correct the spinal curvature with precision and care.
  • Postoperative Care: Detailed post-surgery care, including pain management and rehabilitation exercises, to support a quick and effective recovery.
  • Regular Follow-up: Ongoing monitoring of the child’s spinal health to ensure long-term success and address any future concerns.

Early Detection and Lifestyle Tips for Preventing Severe Scoliosis in Children

While the exact cause of scoliosis is often unknown, early detection and monitoring are key to preventing severe curvature and the need for surgery. Regular check-ups with a pediatrician or orthopedic specialist are recommended, especially if there’s a family history of scoliosis.

In addition, maintaining overall physical health, including regular exercise and proper nutrition, can support spinal health. Our team guides activities and lifestyle choices that promote a strong, healthy spine for growing children.

Long-Term Care and Management

Children who undergo scoliosis surgery generally have a positive long-term outlook. With successful surgery and proper postoperative care, most return to their normal activities, including sports and school, without significant limitations.

Our commitment extends beyond surgery to include comprehensive support and guidance for families. We aim to empower our young patients and their families with knowledge and resources for long-term spinal health, ensuring a fulfilling, active life post-surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what age can children undergo scoliosis surgery?

The appropriate age for scoliosis surgery varies based on the individual case, but it’s typically considered when rapid progression occurs or when non-surgical methods are no longer effective.

How long is the recovery period after pediatric scoliosis surgery?

Recovery times vary, but children often return to normal activities within a few months post-surgery, with ongoing support and rehabilitation.

Are there any risks associated with pediatric scoliosis surgery?

Like any surgery, there are risks, but we minimize these through advanced surgical techniques and comprehensive pre-and postoperative care.

Will my child need physical therapy after surgery?

Yes, physical therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process, helping to strengthen the back, improve flexibility, and ensure a successful return to daily activities.

How can I support my child’s recovery after scoliosis surgery?

Support can include following postoperative care instructions, encouraging physical therapy, and providing emotional support throughout recovery.

Empowering Your Child’s Journey to Spinal Health and Well-being

If your child is navigating the complexities of scoliosis, know that Dr. Jay Reidler and his experienced team at SPINE NECK & BACK located in Englewood, Bloomfield, Kearny, and Union City, NJ, are here to provide exceptional, compassionate care. Our commitment extends beyond advanced surgical procedures; we are dedicated to supporting your child’s complete recovery and long-term spinal health.

Understanding the challenges faced by families dealing with pediatric scoliosis, we offer comprehensive guidance, from initial diagnosis to treatment and recovery. Our goal is to ensure your child achieves the best possible surgical outcome and enjoys a healthy, active lifestyle post-surgery. For a detailed consultation and to learn more about how we can assist your child in this journey, reach out to us at 201.308.3027. Let us be your partners in navigating this path, ensuring your child’s brighter, healthier future.

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